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Title: University of Helsinki


1
University of Helsinki
  • A leading European university

UH I / 2004
2
Slide series
  • Introduction
  • Operating environment
  • Administrative structure
  • Strategy 20042006
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Interaction with society at large
  • International contacts
  • History

3
University of Helsinki in brief
  • Established in Turku 1640, moved to Helsinki 1828
  • Tasks include research, teaching and interaction
    with society
  • Bilingual (Finnish and Swedish), some teaching
    also in English
  • 11 faculties (from the beginning of 2004)
  • 38,000 undergraduate students, 60,000 continuing
    education and Open University students
  • 7,300 employees, 4,700 of whom researchers and
    teachers
  • Operates on 4 campuses in Helsinki and in 20
    other towns in Finland
  • Aims at establishing its position among the
    leading multidisciplinary research universities
    in Europe

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Staff 2002
  • Theology 119
  • Law 151
  • Medicine 932
  • Arts 778
  • Science 1,227
  • Education 486
  • Social Sciences 410
  • Agriculture and Forestry 577
  • Veterinary Medicine 251
  • Independent institutes 1,447
  • Administration Office 941
  • Total 7,319

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5
Branches in Finland
Campuses in Helsinki
Helsinki
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6
Financing 2002
  • A Ministry of Education budget funding
  • B Supplementary funding

EUR million 284 170
1 Academy of Finland 38 2 Other
Ministry of Education funding 10
3 National Technology Agency Tekes 11 4
Other ministries 9 5 Employment
funding 1 6 Own assets 19 7
Other domestic funding 11 8 EU funding
11 9 EU national funding 3 10
Other foreign funding 5 11 Paid
services 52
Total 454
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Distribution of costs
EUR million 1 Basic degree
education 115 26 2 Adult education 28
6 3 Postgraduate education 66 15 4 Research
165 38 5 Public services 65 15
Excluding costs incurred by training schools
for teacher education
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8
University of Helsinki
  • Operating environment

9
Operating environment in Finland
  • Parliament gt Council of State gt Ministry of
    Education
  • The Finnish higher education system
  • 20 universities and 31 polytechnics
  • Research and development activities
  • employ 70,000
  • funding EUR 5 billion, of which private
    enterprises contribute 73
  • More than 1,200 doctoral degrees are taken in
  • universities annually, one in four in the
    University of Helsinki

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10
The market share of the University of Helsinki
2001
  • Budget funding of universities 24.8
  • Professors 21.4
  • Masters degrees 20.6
  • Doctoral degrees 33.7
  • National Centres of Excellence 58.5

11
Shares in research and development activities
EUR billion
6
5
4
  • Private
  • enterprises 71
  • Universities and
  • higher education
  • institutions
  • 18

3
2
1
  • Other
  • public sector
  • 11

1989
1991
1993
1995
1997
1999
2000
2002
2001
1998
estimate
Source Research and development expenditure,
Statistics Finland 2003
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Research and development activities in some OECD
countries
of GNP
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Japan
  • USA
  • Germany
  • OECD (average)
  • France
  • UK
  • Denmark
  • Austria
  • Norway

4
3,5
3
2,5
2
1,5
1
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2002
2001
estimate
Source OECD, Main Science and Technology
Indicators 2002
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Statistics on universities 2001
Expenditure
New students
Students
Degrees taken
Teaching staff
(EUR 1000)
Total
1,646,955
7,559
162,785
16,674
20,651
University of Helsinki
1,573
37,244
4,034
4,176
407,018
University of Jyväskylä
13,450
1,700
1,859
125,928
658
University of Oulu
14,500
1,466
2,289
159,978
842
University of Joensuu
6,817
813
1,185
63,007
374
University of Kuopio
5,287
696
805
82,126
307
University of Turku
14,708
1,535
1,662
140,320
801
University of Tampere
14,358
1,445
1,412
102,259
573
Åbo Akademi University
65,996
329
6,638
625
907
157
4,604
344
631
21,625
University of Vaasa
University of Lapland
3,745
391
529
31,111
170
Helsinki U of Technology
14,270
1,053
1,649
182,388
490
Tampere U of Technology
10,534
752
1,262
97,664
333
Lappeenranta U of Technology
4,631
402
818
41,765
178
Helsinki School of Economics
3,963
402
494
32,766
150
329
Swedish School of Economics
13,574
95
2,341
285
275
Turku School of Economics
16,469
2,005
222
87
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Source KOTA database, Ministry of Education
14
University of Helsinki
  • Administrative structure

15
Organisation
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University management
  • Chancellor Kari Raivio
  • Rector Ilkka Niiniluoto
  • Vice-rectors
  • Director of Administration Kari Suokko

Hannele Niemi Mauno Kosonen Marja Makarow
Thomas Wilhelmsson
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University Senate, the highest decision-making
body
  • Rector (Chair)
  • 5 professors
  • 2 other teachers or researchers
  • 2 representatives of other staff
  • 4 students
  • 1 external member

18
Faculties
  • Theology
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Arts
  • Science
  • Biosciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Veterinary Medicine

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Independent institutes
  • Aleksanteri Institute
  • Open University
  • Institute of Biotechnology
  • Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP)
  • Finnish Institute for Verification of the
    Chemical Weapons Convention (VERIFIN)
  • Language Centre
  • Finnish Museum of Natural History
  • Institute for Rural Research and Training
  • Neuroscience Center
  • Undergraduate Library
  • Institute of Seismology
  • Finnish Genome Center
  • Technomedicum
  • Palmenia Centre for Research and Continuing
    Education
  • Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies
  • Viikki Science Library
  • Helsinki University Library

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Administration Office
  • The Administration Office supports the University
    management in decision-making, implements the
    decisions and provides central and campus
    services.
  • The Administration Office is headed by the
    Director of Administration.
  • The University management team, comprising the
    Rector, Vice-Rectors and Director of
    Administration, works within the Administration
    Office.
  • The Administration Office comprises personnel,
    strategic planning development, technical, IT,
    communications and financial departments,
  • and central archives, registry and records
    management, sports,
  • development of information and library services,
    general administration
  • and the University Museum.

21
University of Helsinki
  • Strategy 20042006

22
Values
  • Aspiring to knowledge and truth
  • critical attitude, versatility and
    interdisciplinary approach,
  • creativity, autonomy
  • Education
  • ethical standards, multiculturalism,
    internationality,
  • mobility, bilingualism
  • General values
  • equality, democracy, sustainable development,
  • sound personnel policies

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Mission
  • The University of Helsinki is Finlands most
    versatile institution of education and
    intellectual rebirth.
  • The University creates new knowledge and
    scientific ways of thinking.
  • The University promotes the wellbeing of society
    with the help of research, teaching and
    co-operation.
  • The profile of the University of Helsinki will
    focus on research and researcher education.

24
Vision
  • The University of Helsinki will establish its
    position
  • among the leading multidisciplinary research
    universities
  • in Europe.
  • The standard of research and degrees from the
    University of Helsinki inspires confidence and,
    in particular, interdisciplinary research and
    teaching based on research thrive.

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Strategy 2004-2006 Main tasks
Research at the University aims at high quality
and a good international standard in all
fields.
Thanks to its scientific expertise, the
University is an active participant in society.
Teaching is based on research and is of a high
international standard.
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Strategy 20042006 Development targets
  • Strengthening the position of basic research
  • Research-based teaching
  • Increasing interdisciplinary co-operation in
    research and teaching
  • Developing the degrees
  • Subject teacher training
  • Interaction with society at large
  • Bilingualism
  • Internationalisation at home
  • Benefiting from information and communication
    technology
  • Wellbeing of staff and students

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Strategy 20042006 Development targets 1 (5)
  • Strengthening the position of
  • basic research
  • Building the profile of the University of
    Helsinki as a
  • research university will be promoted by
    considering results
  • in the distribution of funds on all levels,
    increasing
  • the Universitys own competitive research
    funding and
  • making research carried out at the University
    better known.
  • Research-based teaching
  • University teaching is based on research. All
    university teachers
  • are researchers and all researchers also
    teach. Research
  • carried out at the departments will be
    increasingly considered in
  • planning the teaching and students will
    already be given
  • opportunities to join a research team at an
    early stage in their
  • studies.

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Strategy 20042006 Development targets 2 (5)
  • Increasing interdisciplinary co-operation
  • in research and teaching
  • The prerequisites for research crossing
    university, discipline
  • and faculty borders will be improved.
    Students will be guaranteed
  • good opportunities to include studies across
  • faculty borders in their degrees.
  • Developing the degrees
  • The University will adopt a two-tier degree
    structure. The status
  • of the Bachelors degree as an intermediate
    degree will be
  • strengthened, student mobility increased,
    dimensioning
  • the degrees revised and study times shortened
    with support
  • activities.

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Strategy 20042006 Development targets 3 (5)
  • Subject teacher training
  • Subject teacher training will be reformed by
    organising
  • shared pedagogical and subject studies and
    creating
  • a continuum from basic studies via teacher
    training schools
  • to continuing education.
  • Interaction with society at large
  • The needs of society will be considered in
    targeting research
  • and teaching, as well as their foci and
    practical applications.
  • Scientific knowledge and expertise at
    universities
  • enhance the wellbeing of Finnish society and
    business life
  • and help to guarantee democratic
    decision-making.

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Strategy 20042006 Development targets 4 (5)
  • Bilingualism
  • The bilingualism of the University will be made
    more visible and
  • Finnish speakers will also be offered more
    teaching in Swedish
  • with the help of bilingual teachers and
    Nordic
  • co-operation.
  • Internationalisation at home
  • University staff will be made more international
    through staff training
  • and international mobility. The number of
    foreign teachers, teacher
  • and researcher exchanges and the amount of
    teaching in foreign
  • languages will be increased. All students
    will be encouraged to
  • participate in courses taught in a foreign
    language.

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Strategy 20042006 Development targets 5 (5)
  • Benefiting from information and
  • communication technology
  • Information and communication technology will be
    widely utilised
  • in research, teaching, studying and
    administration. Virtual university
  • activities will be developed, both
    independently and as part of the
  • national virtual university. The university
    will invest in network
  • communication.
  • Wellbeing of staff and students
  • The University will offer a good atmosphere for
    scientific work
  • and teaching based on it. The wellbeing of
    staff and students
  • will be promoted. The needs of students as
    members of the
  • university community will be considered in
    the activities of the
  • departments.

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Strategy 20042006 Main tasks 1 (3)
  • Research
  •  
  • Research aims at a good international standard.
    We
  • encourage our researchers to participate in
    multidisciplinary
  • co-operation with other Finnish and foreign
    universities.
  • The work of our researchers is ethically
    sustainable.
  • We support research by our teachers.

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Strategy 20042006 Main tasks 2 (3)
  • Teaching
  •  
  • Our teaching is based on research. We are
    continuously
  • improving our teaching and study counselling.
    We develop
  • the contents of degrees to better meet the
    needs
  • of the labour market. We also train our
    teachers.

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Strategy 20042006 Main tasks 3 (3)
  • Interaction with society at large
  •  
  • Our research promotes the development of society
    and
  • supports business life. We will commercialise
    our research
  • results more efficiently. We offer citizens
    an opportunity for
  • lifelong learning. We co-operate with other
    universities and
  • polytechnics and foreign universities.

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University of Helsinki
  • Research

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Research at the University of Helsinki
  • Aiming at high quality and a good international
    standard in all fields
  • Fruitful co-operation with teaching
  • International evaluation Research is of high
    quality
  • Interdisciplinary approach favoured
  • Resources targeted on the basis of competition
    and evaluation
  • Researcher training produces experts for
    different functions in society and business life
  • New research findings capable of
    commercialisation are sought
  • Research ethics are ensured

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Research key figures
  • Research and teaching staff 3,507
  • Research funding EUR 165 million
  • EU research funding
  • EUR 29 million in 19992001
  • Involved in 24 of the 42 National Centres of
  • Excellence
  • Involved in 3 of the 4 Nordic Centres of
    Excellence
  • 24 National graduate schools
  • Involved in 55 graduate schools co-ordinated by
    other
  • universities

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Scientific publications 2002
  • Discipline / department in Finland
    abroad
  •  
  • Theology 111 56
  • Law 211 40
  • Dentistry 25 79
  • Medicine 468 1,297
  • Health sciences 4
    2
  • Arts 345 238
  • Psychology 12 97
  • Pharmacy 2 56
  • Science 17 872
  • Education 98 66
  • Social Sciences 235 142
  • Agriculture and Forestry 155 332
  • Veterinary Medicine 19 102
  • Independent institutes 146 292
  •  
  • Total 1,920 3,599
  •  

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National Centres of Excellence in Research
20002005
  • Program in Cancer Biology Growth Control and
    Angiogenesis (Kari Alitalo)
  • Programme on Structural Virology (Dennis Bamford)
  • Center for Activity Theory and Developmental Work
    Research (Yrjö Engeström)
  • Ancient and Medieval Greek Documents, Archives
    and Libraries (Jaakko Frösén)
  • Metapopulation Research Group (Ilkka Hanski)
  • Plant Molecular Biology and Forest Biotechnology
    Research Unit (Tapio Palva)
  • Center of Excellence in Disease Genetics (Leena
    Peltonen-Palotie)
  • Programme of Molecular Neurobiology (Heikki
    Rauvala)
  • Research Unit for Variation and Change in English
    (VARIENG) (Terttu Nevalainen)
  • Research Unit on the Formation of Early Jewish
    and Christian Ideology (Heikki Räisänen)
  • Helsinki Bioenergetics Group (Mårten Wikström)
  • Tissue Engineering and Medical, Dental and
    Veterinary Biomaterial Research Group (Pertti
    Törmälä,
  • Tampere University of Technology)

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National Centres of Excellence in Research
20022007
  • Research Unit on Economic Structures and Growth
    (RUESG) (Seppo Honkapohja)
  • Finnish Research Unit for Mitochondrial
    Biogenesis and Disease (FinMIT) (Howard Jacobs,
    University of Tampere)
  • History of Mind Research Unit (Simo Knuuttila)
  • Research Unit on Physics, Chemistry and Biology
    of Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change
  • (Markku Kulmala)
  • Research Unit of Geometric Analysis and
    Mathematical Physics (Pertti Mattila, University
    of Jyväskylä)
  • Helsinki Brain Research Centre (HBRC) (Risto
    Näätänen)
  • Centre of Population Genetic Analyses (Pekka
    Pamilo, University of Oulu)
  • Bio- and Nanopolymers Research Group (Jukka
    Seppälä, Helsinki University of Technology)
  • Applied Microbiology Research Unit (Kaarina
    Sivonen)
  • Developmental Biology Research Programme (Irma
    Thesleff)
  • Centre for Environmental Health Risk Assessment
  • (Jouko Tuomisto, National Public Health
    Institute)
  • From Data to Knowledge Research Unit (Esko
    Ukkonen)

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Academy Professors in the University of Helsinki
  • Lauri Aaltonen
  • Kari Alitalo
  • Dennis Bamford
  • Auli Hakulinen
  • Ilkka Hanski
  • Seppo Honkapohja
  • Kai Kaila
  • Simo Knuuttila
  • Markku Kulmala
  • Antti Kupiainen
  • Markku Leskelä
  • Kevät Nousiainen
  • Risto Näätänen
  • Tapio Palva
  • Leena Peltonen-Palotie
  • Heikki Räisänen
  • Anna-Leena Siikala
  • Kaarina Sivonen
  • Esko Ukkonen
  • Mårten Wikström
  • Hannele Yki-Järvinen

42
Joint research institutes
  • The Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP)
  • Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä
  • and Helsinki University of Technology
  • The Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
    (HIIT)
  • University of Helsinki and Helsinki University
    of Technology
  • Technomedicum
  • University of Helsinki, Helsinki University of
    Technology and Hospital District of Helsinki and
    Uusimaa
  • IPR University Center
  • Universities of Helsinki and Turku, Swedish
    School of Economics and Business Administration,
    Helsinki School of Economics and Helsinki
    University of Technology

43
University of Helsinki
  • Teaching

44
Teaching at the University of Helsinki
  • Teaching is based on research.
  • All university teachers are researchers and all
    researchers teach.
  • International evaluation Teaching is of a high
    European standard.
  • Teaching is managed systematically and quality
    assurance is ensured.
  • The University will adopt the pan-European
    two-tier degree system in 2005.
  • The University will create prerequisites for a
    smooth flow of studies towards graduation.
  • 38,000 undergraduate students
  • 4,200 degrees annually

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University campuses
  • City centre
  • Faculties of Theology, Law, Arts, Behavioural
    Sciences and Social Sciences
  • in 2005 20,000 students, 3,000 staff
  • Meilahti
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • in 2005 2,000 students, 1,500 staff
  • Kumpula
  • Faculty of Science
  • in 2005 5,000 students, 1,000 staff
  • Viikki
  • Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary
    Medicine, Biosciences and Pharmacy
  • in 2005 6,000 students, 2,500 staff

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Students 2002
Students aiming at a degree, end of 2002
Post- graduate
Bachelors
Masters
Other
Total
Discipline
degree
degree
degree
degree
Theology

1,674
414

2,088
Arts

7,910
1,041

8,951
Education
649
2,375
388

3,412
Social Sciences
485
3,505
747

4,737
Psychology

458
129

587
Law
113
1,978
450

2,541
Science

7,062
1,158

8,220
Agriculture and Forestry

2,590
553

3,143
Medicine

713
496
1,086
2,295
Dentistry

211
44
17
272
Veterinary Medicine

396
76
76
548
Pharmacy
541
264
86

891
All disciplines
1,788
2,9136
5,582
1,179
37,685
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Degrees taken 2002
Degrees taken, 2002
Discipline
Bachelors
Masters
Licentiate
Doctor
Other
Total
Theology
17
135
10
16
178
Arts
224
491
24
36
775
Education
127
294
12
17
450
Social Sciences
99
293
22
29
443
Psychology
2
38
7
2
49
Law
21
256
18
13
308
Science
349
339
110
105
903
Agriculture and Forestry
10
239
9
32
290
Medicine
101
86
245
432
Dentistry
13
3
7
23
Veterinary Medicine
33
6
37
76
Pharmacy
145
42
8
7
202
Total
994
2,274
220
352
289
4,129
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University of Helsinki
  • Interaction with society at large

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Interaction with society at large
  • Based on research and teaching of the University
  • The University can provide society with experts
    in numerous fields
  • Research underpins business life, for instance,
    with the help of the commercial utilisation of
    research results
  • An important opinion-leader in Helsinki and 20
    other towns in Finland
  • Co-operation with other universities, for
    instance, in regional university centres (Lahti,
    Mikkeli, Seinäjoki)
  • Co-operation with research institutes in
    different sectors
  • Co-operation with polytechnics
  • Co-operation with municipalities and provinces
  • Contacts worldwide

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Business enterprises in the University community
  • Owned by the University
  • University Pharmacy
  • Helsinki University Press
  • Joint ventures
  • Licentia Oy
  • technology transfer company
  • Culminatum Ltd Oy
  • development company
  • Helsinki Consulting Group
  • consultants
  • Helsinki Business and Science Park
  • business incubator

51
Corporate co-operation
  • Research project co-operation
  • aiming at strategic partnerships
  • Commissioned research
  • scientific results to support business
    activities
  • Services to commercialise innovations
  • taking commercial advantage of research findings
  • Masters thesis commissions
  • researched knowledge to support decision-making

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Adult education in 2002
  • Participants in adult education
  • organised by the University
  • Open University courses 32,641
  • Further education 23,558
  • Third Age University 3,437  
  • Total 59,636
  • University Continuing Education Centre
  • 166 ongoing research and development projects
  • 48 publications produced

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University of Helsinki
  • International contacts

54
International action plan 20042006
  • Promoting internationalisation at home
  • Increasing the mobility of students
  • More undergraduate and postgraduate students to
    Finland
  • More teacher and researcher exchanges
  • More teaching in English
  • More international staff
  • Increasing the international aspects of adult
    education
  • Closer contacts with leading universities abroad
  • The University enhances the international
    competitiveness of the Helsinki region

55
International contacts
  • member of the League of European Research
    Universities, LERU, since 2002
  • wide scientific contacts all around the world
  • approximately 80 international co-operation
    agreements with universities in various countries
  • approximately 350 partner universities in the
    European Socrates programme
  • involved in the Nordic Nordplus programme

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In 2002, the University of Helsinki had
  • 1,218 international undergraduate students
  • 139 degrees
  • 798 exchange students
  • 316 international teachers or researchers
  • undergraduate studies given in a foreign language

courses provided 1,004 credits courses taken
11,133 credits
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In 2002, the University of Helsinki sent abroad
  • 853 exchange students
  • 283 teachers or researchers
  • 3,364 international papers
  • 2,324 experts on assignments in international
  • scientific journals
  • 509 officers in scientific societies
  • 310 officials in other scientific bodies
  • 135 referees in filling up professor or docent
    posts in foreign universities
  • 81 opponents or preliminary readers of doctoral
    dissertations

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University of Helsinki
  • History

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The Royal Academy of Turku 16401809
  • Established by Queen Christina of Sweden in 1640
  • Four faculties Theology, Law, Medicine and
    Philosophy
  • Extensive autonomy (following the example of
    Uppsala University)
  • The right to levy taxes from farms and parishes
  • A few hundred students
  • Training for clergy and civil servants
  • Teaching in Latin, Swedish gaining ground from
    late 18th century
  • Chancellor from Swedish nobility, the Bishop of
    Turku as Vice-Chancellor
  • Conferment ceremonies since 1643
  • The Imperial Academy of Turku 180928

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The Imperial Alexander University 18281919
  • The Grand Duke of Russia as Chancellor
  • Vice-Chancellors first Russian officers and from
    the 1870s, academics
  • Move from Turku to Helsinki in 1828
  • The Main building, designed by Carl Ludvig Engel,
    completed in 1832
  • The right to levy taxes abandoned, salaries paid
    in money
  • Swedish replaced Latin, Finnish began to gain
    ground in the late 19th century
  • Women granted study rights from the 1870s onwards

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University of Helsinki 1919
  • The Universitys autonomy enacted in the Finnish
    Constitution
  • Chancellor entitled to attend Council of State
    meetings on matters pertaining to the University
  • Teaching in Finnish and Swedish
  • New disciplines and faculties
  • Increasingly wide interaction with society at
    large
  • Increasingly wide international contacts

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University of Helsinki dates 1 (4)
  • 1640
  • The Royal Academy of Turku is established. Four
    faculties Theology, Law, Medicine and
    Philosophy.
  • 1808 09
  • The Royal Academy of Turku becomes the Imperial
    Academy of Turku.
  • 1828
  • The Imperial Alexander University begins
    operations in Helsinki.
  • 1852
  • The Faculty of Philosophy is divided into two
    faculties Arts and Science.

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University of Helsinki dates 2 (4)
  • 1863
  • The faculties established in 1852 become
    sub-faculties of the re-established Faculty of
    Philosophy.
  • 1898
  • A Faculty of Agriculture and Economy is
  • established within the Faculty of Philosophy.
  • 1908
  • Higher forestry education is transferred to
  • the Faculty of Agriculture and Economics.
  • 1919
  • The University of Helsinki acquires its current
    name.

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University of Helsinki dates 3 (4)
  • 1924
  • The Faculty of Agriculture and Economy becomes
    an independent faculty.
  • 1945
  • The Faculty of Social Sciences is established.
  • 1974
  • A Faculty of Education is established within
  • the Faculty of Philosophy.
  • 1992
  • The Faculty of Philosophy is abolished. Its
    sub-faculties form the faculties of Arts, Science
    and Education.

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University of Helsinki dates 4 (4)
  • 1995
  • The School of Veterinary Medicine becomes part
    of the University, the Faculty of Veterinary
    Medicine. The number of faculties is nine.
  • 2000 
  • The administration and support activities are
    divided into four campuses City centre,
    Meilahti, Kumpula and Viikki. 
  • 2002
  • Three new faculties are established Pharmacy,
    Biosciences and Behavioural Sciences. University
    of Helsinki is invited to join the League of
    European Research Universities.

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Development continues
  • 2004
  • The new faculties and campuses begin their
    operations. The number of faculties is eleven.
  • 2004 - 06 
  • Strategy The University of Helsinki will
    establish its position as a leading European
    research university.

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